The Price Editor is used to track/modify the value of a currency, mutual fund and stocks. It provides a unified interface to updating the values of these commodities and is able to update manually or through on-line quotes.
Each entry in the editor shows a record of a security/commodity price(s):
Security: The Security/commodity being priced. The display is sorted by the exchange that the individual securities are listed on. The list is expanded by clicking on the caret on the left of the name.
Currency: The currency the price is recorded in.
Date: The date the price was recorded.
Source: The source of the commodities price quote. Typically, this
will be either user:price-editor, indicating you entered it directly, or Finance::Quote, indicating
that it was retrieved from an on-line source by the
Type: There are several different types of stock price quotes.
Bid: Indicates what a specialist dealer is prepared to pay for a stock.
Ask: Indicates at what price the dealers are prepared to sell a stock.
Last: Indicate the price at which the last trade in that stock/security occurred at. This is the price most commonly quoted in the media.
Net Asset Value: Are typically used for mutual funds. They are calculated on the net value of the fund’s assets.
Unknown: Use this if the type of price quoted is not known.
Price: The actual price of the commodity.
To add a new price, click on Add, and enter the details of the security and price into the dialog box. To edit an existing price, select the price in the price list, click the button, and edit the figures.
To remove just one price, select the price and click the Remove Old button and enter the details in the dialog box.button. If you want to remove all prices older than a certain date, click on the
A pop-up will display with the message "Delete all stock prices based upon the criteria below:". Enter the date of the last price you wish to delete.
Two check-boxes are below the date field;
Delete manually entered prices - If checked, delete manually entered stock
prices dated earlier than the specified date. Otherwise only stock prices added by
Delete last price for a stock - If checked, delete all prices before the specified date. Otherwise the last stock price dated before the date will be kept and all earlier quotes deleted.
To support on-line quotations for a particular stock or mutual
fund account, you must first enable on-line price quoting and select a
price source in the Security. This is described in detail in Section 7.7.2, “Configuring Securities/Currencies for On-Line Retrieval of Prices”.
Once on-line quotes are enabled, and
Finance::Quote is installed, you can update prices for your stocks and
mutual funds manually by clicking the button.